It’s All OK

by Teresa Smith on October 1, 2012

The last week of September. October is knocking on our door. A few leaves are beginning to change. I do love this time of year, but I’m not fond of what always creeps in behind Fall. So many people I know are sneezing and complaining of dizziness and headaches.

I remember those days, and not too fondly I might say. As much as I love the seasons here, allergies would wreak havoc with me and my body growing up. I was talking to my neighbor this afternoon. He was asking me if I ever had sinus headaches. Wow, those words took me back in time. I told him I used to be a posterchild for sinus medication. I used to take medication 3 times a day because of all of the pain and pressure I experienced in my head. Most of my experiences with nature was looking at it through a window.

I also got into a small discussion concerning flu shots today. Our church was offering a free flu shot. A couple of people in my class were headed upstairs to receive their shot. I immediately cringed and thought hmmm, that was a little too expressive! I thought, I need to keep my thoughts about flu shots and vaccines to myself. However, due to my overactive facial expressions, I was asked why I had such a reaction to receiving a flu shot and so I explained. I also explained that I choose to take preventative actions to boost my immune system.

In both cases of my neighbor and the couple at church, I know they will eventually choose methods that I don’t agree with. That’s ok. I did give both of them something to at least ponder or consider in the future. There are plenty of people that don’t agree with alternative or holistic methods concerning their health and that’s ok. It used to bother me and I would become upset and worry over people. I finally realized that it’s ok for me to explain why I choose what I do, I can relate experiences that I’ve been apart of, and then I must let go of the outcome. I can only do what I think is my part and the rest is out of my hands.

Thanks to both of these encounters, I’m reminded of where I once was. It’s nice to look back and see how far I’ve come. They are gentle reminders of how blessed I feel that God opened my eyes to other ways of thinking and people who did the same.
I now love being out in nature, I love having the windows open, experiencing the wonderful breezes and breathing the fresh air. I love eating out on patios. I love spending hours outside photographing the beautiful scenery.

I hope you experienced a great week where ever you live. I hope you can look back on your life and see how far you’ve come. I hope there are people in your life that love and care about you and share things with you regardless of whether you always see eye to eye. I hope that you’re open to receiving all of the blessings that are waiting for you. Be wiling to make changes in your life.

Blessings in the coming week


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